A GALAXY OF COMEDY STARS COME TOGETHER TO HELP MND PATIENT GORDON AIKMAN MAKE £500K FUNDRAISING TARGET
Scottish comedy legend Fred MacAulay to compere the show.
A galaxy of comedy stars are coming together for a show to help MND patient and campaigner Gordon Aikman raise money for research into the disease that's killing him.
Scottish comedy legend Fred MacAulay will perform alongside a series of the festival’s hottest tickets including a very special TV comedy star guest (to be revealed on the night).
Line up to include:
Fred MacAulay ('Rib-achingly funny, one of the funniest men alive.' - Sunday Times), Larry Dean ('The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick.’ - Guardian), Susie McCabe ('a force to be reckoned with' - Chortle), Gary Little ('Runs rings around his comedy peers.' - Herald), Mark Nelson ('Nelson possesses a talent that’s simply obscene.’ - List), Phil Jerrod (‘Casual brilliance… instinctive mastery of his form immediately marks him out as one to watch.’ - Guardian), Micky Bartlett (‘Brilliant! Northern Ireland’s answer to Kevin Bridges' - Culture NI) and Scott Agnew ('A comedy performance peppered with killer gags delivered with deadly accuracy.’ - Evening Times).
"Stand Up Against MND" will be held on Monday 14th March (7.30pm) at the King's Theatre in Glasgow as part of GICF. Tickets are £22.50 and available at www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com
Last year's show raised around £25,000 for vital research into MND.
"I'm delighted that so many amazing comedians are coming together to help fund a cure for MND.
“Last year's show raised a bucket load of cash for MND research and I'm confident we can raise even more this year.
"Every ticket gets us closer to that £500,000 fundraising target."
Fred MacAulay said:
"The show's going to be a great laugh for a great cause.
"Every pound raised is progress towards a cure for this terrible disease so get your tickets now!"
Sarah Watson, Director of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, said:
"This is your chance to see some of the best comedians at the festival and fund a cure for a horrible disease.
"Last year's show was a sell out and raised around £25,000. I'm confident we can do even better than that this year.
"The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is delighted to be supporting the incredible work that both Gordon and MND Scotland do."
Iain McWhirter, Head of Fundraising and Volunteering at MND Scotland, said:
"MND kills. Tragically, we still don't know why people get it, how to prevent it or cure it. Through research we can understand the disease better and then defeat it once and for all.
"Research is expensive so without fundraisers like this we wouldn't be able to make nearly as much progress in tackling MND."
Date: Monday 14th March
Venue: The King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
Time: Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets: £22.50 available at http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/1251
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